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Movita Castaneda

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Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
Nogales, AZ
Death Date
Feb 12, 2015 (98)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
12, 1916
Birthplace
Nogales, AZ
Death Date
Feb 12, 2015 (98)

About

Movie actress and singer remembered for her roles in such 1930s films as Mutiny on the Bounty and Flying Down to Rio. She also became known for her two-year-long marriage to acclaimed actor Marlon Brando in the '60s.

Before Fame

She made her screen debut as a singer in the 1933 Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers film, Flying Down to Rio.

Trivia

She co-starred with John Carroll in two 1930s films: Wolf Call and Rose of the Rio Grande.

Family Life

A Mexican-American, she was born on a train en route from Mexico to Arizona. Before marrying Marlon Brando (with whom she had two children: Miko and Rebecca), she had a five-year-long marriage to Irish boxing champion and actor Jack Doyle.

Associated With

She appeared with the famous Clark Gable in the 1935 hit film Mutiny on the Bounty.